Leaves have popped out of swollen buds almost overnight, and suddenly, the woods are alive with newly arrived warblers flitting about.
Yellow-rumped Warblers seem to be the first to arrive in the spring and the last ones we see in the fall. Handsome males usually migrate ahead of the females. In another week, the birds will probably be completely obscured by the leaves.
Palm Warblers were foraging in the low brush, and move a little more slowly than the Yellow-rumps, making them a bit easier to photograph.
The first wave has arrived, and others will soon be on their way. Spring has finally made its long-awaited appearance.